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. bill yes indeed. president obama in michigan, joining the fight against the right-to-work legislation. good morning everybody. it is tuesday december 11. you're watching the full-court press here on current tv and you're listening to it on your local talk radio station and on sirius x.m. this hour. welcome, welcome, welcome to the program. here we go as we tackle the issues of the day here on this tuesday, december 11. and, of course, give. >> chance to get involved in the conversation. not just to hear what's going on but to talk about what it means to you. you can follow us on twitter at bpshow and we'll read a lot of your comments on the air. you can follow us on facebook. facebook.com/billpressshow. you can give us a call at 1-866-55-press and you can join the chat room yourself and talk to other listeners and viewers to the program this morning across the nation. go to current.com. follow the click to the chat room and you are in. you're look good this morning. good to have you on board with te
'm brooke baldwin. right to it. thanks for being with me. we want to begin in michigan. take a look. >> we are -- >> union. >> the sound of protesters chanting, filled the state house gallery in lansing, while inside the capital chamber the republican-led legislature passed not just one, two right to work bills. one was for the public workers. the second, which passed moments ago, covers workers in the private sector. with the passing of both bills here, michigan will become the 24th right to work state, all that is left for that to happen, for the republican governor to sign it. rick snyder promises to do exactly that, probably tomorrow. look at more pictures we have for you here. more than 12,000 protesters gathered in freezing temperatures. i think i saw some snow falling earlier there in lansing as the lawmakers were inside, voting. and, against the odds, democrats waged a final losing battle. poppy harlow, let me bring you in there, amidst all of this in lansing. set the scene for me, now that we know, poppy, both the bills passed. what is the reaction like in the crowd? >> we knew th
>> eric: this is a fox news alert. violent protests dominated the state house in michigan throughout the day. tens of thousands gathered, tempers flared. here are the dramatic sights and sound from a critical day in future of the unionized america. [bleep] [ yelling ] >> shut your mouth. it wasn't talking to you. put your hands on me and see what happens. >> this is -- >> leave us alone. leave us alone or we'll come for you and get you out of your position. >> eric: but this is probably the most dramatic fox news contributor getting sucker punched by the union thugs. watch. >> get the [bleep] out of my face. get the [bleep] out of my face. >> you hurt a lady -- >> i didn't hurt nobody. get the [bleep] out of my face. back off. back the [bleep] off. >> okay. [ yelling ] [bleep] [ yelling ] >> eric: so why so much anger? why the threat? the answer is simply this. the collective bargaining experiment in america is over. the unions are finished. whopping 20% of the workforce in michigan is one of the most unionized states in america. it's no coincidence that michigan is also t
it. make your mark with ink from chase. >>> welcome back. >>> michigan is poised to become the most unionized right to work state. workers are expected to voice their disapproval today at the state capital. even president obama stepping into the fray during a visit yesterday to a daimler truck factory in redford, michigan. >> these so-called right to work laws, they don't have to do with economics. they have everything to do with politics. what they're really talking about is giving you the right to work for less money. >> alison kosik is in lancing with the latest for us. if we could take this to the 101 level here. explain right to work. >> it essentially means if this law passes, the right to work law, even it passes here in michigan, it means if you are looking for work in michigan you wouldn't be forced to pay union dues 0 are join a union as a condition to get a job or keep a job. for a state like michigan which was built on unions, it really is a huge sea of change here. and it comes with an element of symbolism as well. especially since unions are so engrained in this state.
stories and breaking news. jon: violent protests in michigan as it becomes the nation's the 24th right-to-work state. a gunman opens fire in a mall packed with christmas shoppers. what we know about the shooter. >>> plus new information on the 11-year-old cancer patient taken out of an arizona hospital, all "happening now" jon: "happening now", new reaction to korea's defiant launch of a long range rocket from the north. hello, i'm john scott. >>. jenna: hi, everybody i'm jenna lee from washington, d.c. today. the north koreans say this is launch is a success as the united states and our allies condemn the move calling it a test of technology for a missile that could be eventually used in a nuclear attack. many saying this is a huge threat to regional security. north korea is insisting it is just a peaceful effort to put a satellite into orbit. right now the u.n. security council is meeting behind closed doors to discuss a response. in the meantime a lot of talk happening in d.c. national security correspondent jennifer griffin is live at the pentagon with more on this. so far, what is
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, michigan governor snyder responded to the voices, our voices. he vetoed a bill to allow concealed weapons in schools. victory, a small victory but a victory. contact your representatives. you hired them. you are their employer. you get to tell them what to do. or you can fire them, they can get a new job. talk is cheap. and we can each actually do something. and it will make a difference. to paraphrase the great margaret mead, a small group of good people can change the world. it is the only thing that ever has. >> jennifer: so we've talked about the leadership needed to stem gun violence in this country, we need leaders in the gun industry to change their ways. we need lawmakers to lead on passing gun safety laws. we also need the entertainment industry to lead by helping to change this violent streak in our popular culture. you know in hollywood there's always talk about toning it down. but here's why we don't see any action. it's because violent films are just too profitable. so far this year, the three hig
delivery issues in several states, including iowa, michigan, wisconsin, and nebraska. it also says contingency plans are in place. we didn't see service advisories on u.p.s.'s website or the postal service website. what's adding to this is really that surge in online shopping i just told you about. it's got a direct impact on the shipping business. these shippers, they just had a huge increase in volume this holiday season, and some of the biggest single days ever. listen to this. u.p.s. says it made 28 million deliveries just last thursday. fedex says it moved 19 million packages on its busiest day. even the postal service says it moved a whopping 658 pieces of mail on december 17th. the weather is complicating issues. packages may arrive late in some places. carol? >> you're right about that. i mailed some packages last thursday, and u.p.s. told me i had a 50-50 chance of them getting there by christmas day. i'm keeping my fingers crossed. >> fingers crossed. >> alison kosik, thank you. >>> we have to talk politics. with the president and congress spending christmas away from was
. but in michigan monday, the president had a warning about going over this now infamous fiscal cliff. >> consumer spending is going to go down. that means you've got less customers. businesses get fewer profits. they hire fewer workers. you go in a downward spiral. >> speaker boehner says he's still waiting for the president to identify spending cuts that he's willing to make to help deal with the nation's debt crisis. >>> thousands of demonstrators are expected to gather at the michigan state capital today in protest of a right-to-work measure. the legislation would bar unions from requiring non-union workers to pay those union fees. democrats met with the governor to urge a veto. and carollers gathered singing modified christmas songs in protest of the proposal. president obama said the legislation is about giving workers the right to work for less money. of course, the president enjoying a lot of support from the unions. if this does indeed happen, michigan will become the 24th right-to-work state. but governor rick schneider is backed by a full house and senate of republicans. so this could b
and former rnc chairman the notorious michael steele. in a few minutes president obama will land in michigan where he will begin touring and delivering a speemp at an engine manufacturing plant. it is the next stop on the great reasonableness tour of 2012 calling for tax hikes on the rich and meeting with working class, ordinary americans rather than beltway politicians. behind closed doors the occasionally unreasonable fiscal negotiations continue. the president met with house speaker john boehner at the white house on sunday, though aides from both sides kept mum on the details of their discussions. a new poll by politico and george washington university shows that three in five americans back raising taxes on the wealthy, which echos the results from election day and a washington post-abc news poll released recently. in the meantime, some on the right seem to have come to terms with the inevitable, including former republican senator alan simps simpson. >> if anybody out there that is "rich" doesn't think their taxes are going up, the drink is on me. >> even with reality from some in his
that michigan's republican controlled house and senate quickly passed controversial right to work bills. the bills limit the right to strike and picket and employees cannot be forced to pay union dues. democrats and union supporters say this is a huge blow to workers' rights. >> it terrifies me that they're trying to pass this through so quickly with no discussion from the other side, no understanding of what's important in it. >> poppy harlow joins us now from lansing. how damaging is this for unions? >> reporter: well, good morning, d don. if you ask the unions, they will tell you this could be extremely damaging to not just the unions, but they say to all of michigan, to all of the workers. that is their perspective. very different from those who support a right to work state. let's break this down for our viewers. what is right to work? in the state of michigan, no union and no employer together could mandate that an employee be part of the union or pay any amount of money to that union. right now, if you work at ford, general motors, chrysler on the line, you've got to be part of t
the message. >> plenty of spirit in michigan and not necessarily the holiday variety. labor supporters have a christmas greeting for the governor. >> speaking of greetings, have you sent your christmas cards yet? >> e cards for christmas? times have changed. i remember 8-8-88 like it was yesterday. . >> labor unions are sing an angry tune in motown. the signature on the right to work legislation makes michigan the 24th state to enact such a law preventing them from acquiring membership and dues. it's an important strike at organized labor in a strong union state. nearly in five workers are unionized. the massive protests with 12,000 strong reflect a backlash to what's happening in other parts of the country. it's not just wisconsin or ohio. they have become the latest scott walker. >> this guy who really looks pleasant enough, maybe it won't be so bad. the phrase right to work is a positive and up living message. can it do to unions? the law probably strengthens unions. >> if this is a right to work state, it makes it illegal for unions and employers to man tateidate that employees be part
basketball, number three michigan rolled over western michigan, 73-41. and that extends the wolverine's streak to seven wins, no losses. congratulations to them. late in the second half, north carolina state's c.j. lessly takes it to the hole for the jam. the wolfpack defeats uconn 69-65. >>> the "boston globe" reports that the red sox have made a three years, are $38 million offer to dodgers and phillies center fielder shane victorino. >>> and los angeles galaxy soccer star david beckham finally said good-bye after six years, thanked his fans. the team won its second mls championship saturday, but beckham has in the yet announced where he'll play in the future. and now for another look at the weather, here is bill karins with the weather channel forecast. >> a big beckham fan? >> yeah, he's a good-bye. not too bad on the eyes. >> people everywhere just turned the audio down. hope you're off to a good start. heading out this morning, a few umbrellas needed in boston up to portsmouth and all of maine. you'll get a quick dose of rain. cold front will cool everyone off on the east coast
'll check today's forecast coming up in just a moment. >>> protesters rallying against michigan's right to work legislation are expected to have their biggest demonstration yet at the state capitol today. the measure would bar unions from requiring non-union workers to pay union fees. president obama criticized the legislation, saying it's about giving workers the right to work for less money. the republican governor is backing the proposal. but democrats met with him yesterday to urge a veto. >>> protests are also expected in egypt today. the military in position near cairo's presidential palace, keeping an eye on opponents of president mohamed morsi. they, along with morsi supporters, are both staging massive marches today, ahead of saturday's vote, on a draft constitution. that referendum and morsi's power grab in the last month, set off the worst violence since last year's revolution. >>> also, breaking news this morning from south africa. we learned that former president nelson mandela is suffering from a recuring lung infection. doctors say the 94-year-old leader is responding to
in michigan. all right, nicole, what's with the stock? >> the stock on the gun owners names being released, an interesting story. let's talk about ford. down about 1/2 of a percent and all americans, everybody is waiting for more jobs and ford is doing their part and they're working and expanding in plants and michigan and looking that they will create about over 2300 jobs,200, 350, new equipment and expansion in southeast michigan. stuart: and it's in michigan, a right to work state. very interesting. nicole, thank you very much. time is money, 30 seconds. here is what else we're watching for you this thursday morning. amazing medical break through could help a lot of people next year. dr. siegle will be here and he'll show it to us. who is the media blaming for the fiscal cliff? you know the answer to that one and so does bret, ale he join us. entitlements keep rolling totally unchecked. young people are picking up the bill, but they he voted for it. we're looking at the biggest winners and losers in the s&p 500. let's start with three of the biggest losers and show you how much they've
was complex and completed correctly and successfully. >>> so michigan, the cradle of the organized labor movement is now a right to work state. last night, michigan governor rick snyder kept his word and signed the controversial legislation into law, despite thousands of protesters. >> this is an area where obviously people disagree. but i'm confident this is in the best interest of michiganders. this will lead to more and better jobs. >> the legislation means public and private sector workers in michigan won't have to join a union or pay union dues if they choose not to. >>> a massive gas line explosion jolted people in their homes. saying it felt like a plane crash. the 70-foot wall of fire destroyed four homes near charleston, west virginia. five other homes were also damaged. this fire was so intense, you can see it right there. damaged an interstate, several people were treated for smoke inhalation. >>> ravi shankar has died. he passed away tuesday after undergoing heart valve replacement surgery. 92 years old and a legend for 50 years. shankar and george harrison teamed up for the
santa, yeah, got to like this one. this is mia from michigan, who apparently did not enjoy her first meeting with jolly old st. nick. >> if you have some awkward christmas pics, we ask you to send them to us. >> and we'll show them on the air and laugh at your expense. experience. ♪ >>> this morning on "world news now," a call for help. dozens of top executives join northeast governors in demanding congress come up with billions of dollars in sandy aid and do it now. >> nearly seven weeks after the storm, they're telling lawmakers not to leave washington for the holidays without approving that money. it 's friday, december 14. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good friday morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm paula faris. congress is feeling new pressure to pass that hurricane sandy aid legislation. that is our top story. >>> also ahead, susan rice shaping up the selection process for the next secretary of state. why the u.n. ambassador, the frontrunner to replace hillary clinton, now says she doesn't want the job. >>> and then the stars all have their stylist
. a michigan man is head to court after he decided to make a citizen's arrest of a police officer. here he is trying to pull the cop over. >> i said sir, you need to wear your seat belt. and it set me off. i was mad as hell. since i've lost weight i have so much more energy than i used to, when i'm out with my kids, my daughter'like, "mom, wait up!" and i'm thinking, "shouldn't you have more energy than me? you're, like, eight!" [ male announcer ] for every 2 pounds you lose through diet and exercise alli can help you lose one more by blocking some of the fat you eat. simple. effective. advantage: mom. let's fight fat with alli. have a healthier holiday at letsfightholidayfat.com. megyn: days after the tragedy in connecticut both sides in the gun debate are talking about the rules governing our weapons. both sides are invoked the memories of president reagan who was himself shot by a crazed gunman. we'll get to trace gallagher who will set the scene for us. >> reporter: it was 69 days after he took office as president. he was walk out of a speech at the hilton in d.c. you cannot forget whe
. >> it should be fun to watch. >>> and this comes to us from wdiv in detroit, michigan. nearby browns township, a good samaritan risks his life to save a stranded dog. the brave man leaps into action when he sees the dog stuck in lake erie. his rescue floundered when he was not able to rescue the dog. thank goodness rescuers were able to get a boat and get to the dog and the human. >> especially when a human is sitting in the frigid cold water to save the dog. >> i'm mara schiavocampo and this is "early today." just your first stop of the day today on your nbc station. just as the region gets over one storm, another strong winter weather system is on the way. we're tracking the forecast that ruin some weekend plans. good morning, i'm aaron gilchrist. >>> i'm erika gonzalez in for eun yang. welcome to friday, december 28, 2012. we'll get to that forecast in just a moment. but first, new this morning, the springfield interchange is back open after a deadly crash on the beltway. three people died when a pickup truck slammed into a tractor-trailer on the ramp from the beltway to i-95. the crash ha
't be. >> it should be fun to watch. >>> and this comes to us from wdiv in detroit, michigan. nearby browns township, a good samaritan risks his life to save a stranded dog. the brave man leaps into action when he sees the dog stuck in lake erie. his rescue floundered when he was not able to rescue the dog. thank goodness rescuers were able to get a boat and get to the dog and the human. >> especially when a human is sitting in the frigid cold water to save the dog. >> i'm mara schiavocampo and this is "early today." just your first stop of the day today on your nbc station. >> you're watching wbal-tv 11. live, local, late-breaking. this is 11 news today at 5:00 a.m. >> the wind is calming down as high pressure builds into the area. we are watching our next approaching storm system. that is going to be moving back into the mid-atlantic and could come as some snow. we will talk about accumulation coming up. >> 4:56. the countdown to the cliff showdown continues. >> just four days left to avoid the fiscal cliff. >> possible port strike could paralyze the eastern seaboard. >> we are che
people to be armed. and, indeed, the governor of michigan, rick snyder, has pledged to take a close look at legislation that would allow concealed weapons in schools and churches. will that save us from the kind of tragedy we had on friday? >> we work with survivors of gun violence every day. we just had, as you saw, many of them in to city hall to meet with mayor bloomberg. one is steve barton who was in the theater in aurora more a gunman killed so many people and his view is parallel to what you hear from law enforcement experts who are trained to use firearms who say there is no way in a confused situation on the street, in a theater, in a school that more firearms in the hands of more people makes you any safer, particularly because they're far less likely to be well-trained in their use than the police. >> goldie, you have handled serious firearms in your former life as a marine. is there any possible justification for a citizen to have access to semiautomatic weapons like a bushmaster and a magazine that can hold 30 rounds? what possible sporting justification is there for that? >
fiscal cliff. the michigan legislature voted in favor of two right to work bills giving employees and unionized shops the right to refuse to pay union dues. governor reich snyder expected to sign tomorrow even though thousands of people continue to protest outside the michigan state capitol building in lancing. it covers shops, but exempts police and firefighter unions. stub hub strikes out with major league baseball clubs and three are droppling them, yankees, chicago cub, and l.a. angels of anaheim no longer sell tickets on the website although major league baseball extended the partnership with stubhub through 2017. we continue the count down to the closing bell with the original bond girl who said, "diamonds are forever." liz claman? liz: one retailer down in the dumps, but it's shown signs of life. let's get to nicole's on the floor of the new york stock exchange. our diamond girl there. >> hey, thanks. jc penney under pressure with the idea that pronotions, sales, and coupons are not the way, but just great prices all the time. what happened? people didn't go there. people l
built lake michigan and built it close to the city. all the warm water, had warm air, turned snow into rain. over chicago we're looking at blue skies. chicago is like an island of good weather in a sea of bad weather. to the north, wisconsin, dane county, madison, snow was dumped there, 20 to 12 inches there. tens of thousands people without power. also iowa looking at snow like they haven't seen since 2009. roads are closed. there are traffic fatalities there. central illinois covered with snow. 10 of thousand of people without power. northern indian, tens of thousands people without power. most of pouter outages due to wind gusts topping at 50 miles per hour. how that affects everybody else around the country, blue skies over oy hair airport. a few flight cancellations. in terms of weather chicago is looking setting a record, 301 days without enough snow to measure it, megyn. megyn: wow, that is something in chicago. mike, thank you. >>> we've been tracking this winter storm for three days now. so far six people have died in five states. as of this morning hundreds of thousands
to michigan. denver, des moines and omaha are bracing from 6 to 12 inches of blowing snow and winter, that's right, is not yet officially here. >>> and the shovels and snow blowers are getting a workout in south dakota. sioux falls was blanketed by nearly four inches, and the weather was blamed for several traffic accidents. the next round of snow is expected to miss the area. >>> here's the rest of your wednesday weather. aside from that blizzard, rain and mountain snow in the pacific northwest, severe storms around st. louis, memphis, little rock and baton rouge. lingering snow showers in northern new england. >>> in the northeast, midwest and central plains, twenltss from billings and colorado springs and fargo. 80 in dallas and 75 in your favorite, rob, new orleans. >> i miss those 75s. >>> police in spokane, washington, say they admire a store clerk's bravery but say you shouldn't follow his lead. a gunman tried to hold up a convenience store monday. >> he's waving a gun around. but when the clerk comes after him, the would-be thief takes off. the clerk takes him down right outside an
plan and not a partial step is needed. >>> michigan's governor is vetoing a bill that would have let people carry concealed weapons in schools, hospitals and other public places if they had licenses and underwent additional training. right now michigan law lets gun owners openly carry weaponing in those places. governor rick snyder says this bill did not allow public places to opt out. >>> swiss bank ubs will pay $1.5 billion to settle claims it manipulated global lending rates known as libor. the second largest fine ever in the history of banking. the bank ceo says the firm regrets the unethical behavior. earlier this year barclays paid a $450 million fine for its part in manipulating that same rate. >>> in washington state a dramatic mudslide caught on camera. okay. that's scary. the mudslide knocks the train cars right off the tracks. a long shoreman took a video monday afternoon of this. he says he was working near the hill when he started hearing the soil move. wow. train service now back up and running. no one seriously hurt. >>> just hours ago, "time" magazine unveiled its 201
that i gave and i was very unpopular in the mission michigan delegation. i voted against the appropriation. [talking over each other] ronald reagan might get. >> the point was it was a mistake then. noonly for chrysler, because we had to bail them out again 25 years later, how can we have financial markets that have been disciplined where mistakes and errors go unpunished? you can. capitalism doesn't work that way. neil: i agree with you. you bertie concerned me. we had no choice because there was a financial abyss waiting. but if we can stabilize, the whole world would have collapsed. i've been spending the last 2.5 years writing a book on this very topic that will be coming out next winter. take aig. they had written proper rules, they wouldn't have had these problems. therefore, we could have put aig into bankruptcy. the only difference is one woman was writing all this stuff. >> so we would have survived? >> yes. neil: now we have an environment where this is routinely done. the european central bank will do the same over there. >> what has become of capitalism? >> th
valedictorian in michigan accused of killing his mother. we're going to go inside a stunned courtroom. >>> we're going to switch gears. you saw it in the open. get ready, everybody. it is perhaps our biggest "deals and steals" event, ever. all for the holidays. how about $15 hockey jackets? just for starts. >>> let's get to sam. that major storm sweeping across the country. and i guess blizzards in some places. maybe tornados in others? >> exactly. and it's going to be a long storm. this is just getting started. we'll show you pictures that came out of the portland area. and we've seen dozens of pictures like this. cars on ice-glazed roads. 50 to 60 cars are behind an icy accident. 25 cars had to be towed away from that. the rest of them were able to drive away. let's look at a train derailment after a mudslide in this storm, when the storm first got cranking, knocked the train off the tracks. inside those cars were cleaning supplies and other chemicals. hazmat teams looked at the cars derailed there. there's been more mudslides in area. seems to be no problems with hazardous materials. and t
tom lamm and step-mom nicole invited all of northeast michigan to launch these chinese lanterns to celebrate what would have been their son's ninth birthday. >> i miss him so much. t's so hard. i just want him back. >> i know. reporter: much of what so many people loved about jadenlamm can be seen in this home video. although he had a rare form of cancer that attacked his central nervous system here he is busting a christmas move right after akeem owe treatment. the kid that kind of spirit. but it was his final words, all his own, that will forever stick with his father. >> he looked at me right in the eye and he said, "i'm never going to get married, daddy." my heart sunk when he said that. i was like why would you say that, buddy? he said god needs me more. >> reporter: god needs me more. his last full sentence. but the beginning of something truly remarkable. a couple days after jaden died tom and nicole were in line to get some coffee when they decided, spur of the moment, to pay for the customer behind them in the drive-through. it was supposed to be just a little symbolic
icy conditions in the u.p. of michigan, plenty of sunshine through southern california, look for fog along the southeastern atlantic coast. plenty of sunshine here in the northeast, but temperatures anywhere from 5 to 10 degrees below average. that's what's going on around the country, but first, we're going to get your local forecast right after this. >> good morning. we will see plenty of sunshine today. high temperature this afternoon, a few degrees below average. >>> that's your latest weather. here's savannah. >>> new movement this morning to try and avoid the fiscal cliff. some republicans are considering abandoning their staunch opposition to higher tax rates according to recent reports. alan simpson was co-chair on the commission of fiscal responsibility. he's a co-founder of fix the debt campaign and joins us now. senator simpson, good morning, it's great to see you. >> great pleasure to be off the witness protection program and come here. but what even more fun, david brubeck used to come to wyoming a great deal. he and his family, lovely people. i did not know he had passe
weather at lake michigan melted all of the snow into rain. no bread on their. no delays. let's cue the rockettes. i thought i would throw these girls in. you have some lines piling up because you have 200,000 people going through o'hare airport right now. in terms of chicago backup, this is nothing. connell: very well done. you should have them follow you around for all of your stories. mike tobin at o'hare airport. let's bring in janice from the weather center. >> this is my version of the rockettes. not bad, right. merry christmas to you, connell. across the great lakes and theg cold front associated with it bringing a lot of delays to the new york city airports. there are delays. i know mike tobin said there are no delays in chicago, just come to new york, and you will be standing in line. this is a quick mover. we will still see big wind gust. that is what is keeping these flights on the ground. we could get an additional six to 12 inches off the great lakes winter storm advisories. things are going to be a little treacherous throughout the day today. things will clear up as we
wisconsin y michigan, asÍ que bueno el sureste con condiciones tranquilas, asÍ iniciamos el fin de semana, el sur con actividad de lluvia nuevamente, y otro desfile de tormentas para el noreste, en california, al sureste de los Ángeles condiciones tranquilas, y tenemos actividad de nieve que se mueve al norte del paÍs, para el fin de semana, ustedes en el noreste contando con condiciones mÁs agradables, y agradables en cuanto a temperaturas no es el caso, la temperatura que estuvimos experimentando por dos dÍa conssecutivas en 60 grados, llegan a su fin, hoy 46 grados, con nubosidad y lluvias se sentÍa mÁs fresco, y frÍo para muchos de ustedes, pero esta noche, el termÓmetro desciende, 27 grados, san antonio 58, la gran manzana 30 grados, chicago 47, y maÑana 18 grados en el norte, y los Ángeles 70 grados al otro eypr tremo de la uniÓn americana, 50 grados en nueva york, y detroit con 43, es todo, que tenga un excelente fin de semana, continuamos con mÁs de "primer impacto." >>> gracias jackie, el boxeador pacquiao estÁ listo para la pelea con el mexicano mÁrquez, pero antes
. >> and another from men michigan, you are my super hero the only one who insists the questions be asked and answered. >> and another, please stop being so rude, you make me ashamed to call myself a conservative. >> you make me ashamed to think as a conservative you would accept the congresswoman's constant dodging. >> and another, from ted, you deserve a raise. she was more difficult than the i-man. >> no one is as difficult as 9 -- i-man. >> she is an idiot for blathering but you are a bigger it idea for inviting her. >> and right after that exchange i had a double shot of scotch and you look better blurred. everything does. >> i can well understand you reaching for the bolt but sometimes with guests like that, so do i. not during the show. the problem is, we have politicians who are drunk on spending and i am saying, perhaps rudely, is that they have to sober up otherwise the country is going down. that doesn't noon i am saying we should not see taxes at part of the deal. as i have said many times elections do have consequences, and one of the consequences of this election is that vot
, pay attention to this. take a look at what is happening in michigan sent in to me on facebook. i didn't know there was a volkin, -- vulcan, michigan. have you got to plow that driveway. 28 degrees. 20 right now. winds not that bad. 7 miles per hour. keep sending me your pictures rick reichmuth on twitter. that is beautiful. what a great picture. going to be a few more scenes like that around the great lakes today. lake-effect snow falling behind the storm. it will be noticeably cooler than yesterday. also going to be breezy today. down towards the southeast a very cool morning across florida. another cool night tonight. in fact we have freeze warnings tonight again in effect across much of florida. especially northern florida. and in towards the northern plains it will be chilly but it will be sunny for the most part. weave will see plenty of sunshine today. out across the west this is where all the action is and parts of central and northern california and areas of oregon as well where we are seeing a lot of rain and snow. l.a. today only a cool 60. might see a few showers moving the
to be done there. >> joining me now is michigan congressman mike rogers, chairman of the house permanent select committee on intelligence. mr. chairman, thank you very much for joining us. >> thank you. >> you've seen the report, benghazi. what went wrong? >> oh, boy. it was a whole series of things, andrea. so the information that surrounded the special mission there, there was some 200 ports leading up to it that talked about this security situation deteriorating, and they knew it, and so the folks there at the special mission were asking for help and asking for higher security. we know that tripoli asked. the report said they didn't ask hard enough. it's really not their responsibility. so what happened was they had all this information, and they processed it through the state department, and that leadership just failed to note the security around that -- around the ambassador when he traveled to benghazi, and a security of the special mission. not that they had to have it as a standard mission security status because it was a temporary facility, but the physical security part of it w
from 17th streets in new york avenue, on north capitol street from michigan avenue to heirwood road. canal road, foxhall to chain bridge road. >> people do not drive the speed limit anyway. i'm concerned about accidents. >> reporter: this isn't the first time speed limits have increased in the district. earlier this month interstate 295 saw the rise in the posted speed limit. the speed camera debate has been on a hot topic for a very long time in the district. you take a look at westbound new york avenue you will see the speed camera off in the distance. that's one of the highest grossing speed cameras in the district. last year $5.4 million. that may change next year as the speed limit on new york avenue has gone up five miles an hour. >>> more on the speed limit changes including more reaction from drivers who use these roads. coming up in a live report on "news4 at 5:00." >>> well, the easy bake oven will come soon in a boy-friendly color next fall. thanks to a new jersey teenager. 13-year-old mckenna pope launched a petition drive for hasbro toys to manufacture the ovens in colo
michigan, to be exact. he was his own "in" crowd. fast women, fast cars and souped-up living. >> all the owners i was in tight with. i would go there and have carte blanche everywhere i went. >> did your pop know? did he suspect? >> he didn't suspect until much, much later. >> it would be a rude awakening for both his dad and jimmy that day in 1996 when jimmy was just relaxing in one of his chicago homes. >> all of a sudden, ka boom, the whole door came blowing off the hinges and came flying into the house. and all these d.a., fbi and locals all came in in a single-file line with their automatic weapons pointing at me, freeze, get on the ground, get on the ground. >> he had been caught in a drug sting, spearheaded by that hard-nosed federal prosecutor, larry beaumont. >> we scooped him up in an operation that i ran. we called it operation snowplow. >> and in court, beaumont showed keane no mercy. >> he was coming at you on all fours, wasn't he? >> oh, god. he was a bulldog. >> jimmy was convicted and slapped with a ten-year sentence. >> it was a pretty stiff sentence, and i knew he d
. michigan, parts of indiana, blowing, drifting snow, wind gusts on the shores much lake michigan over 0 mil50 miles an . imagine the waves. all rain from trendon up through bridgeport. some heavy at times. sleet mixing in and snow across parts of the canadian border, winds across a large swath. wind gusting to 50 miles per hour, enough to do some damage. snow totals expected in the next 48 hours or so. along the mountains and across the east side of the great lakes, mostly rain today. looking ahead toward next week. a chance of snow after christmas. let's get through today. >> exactly. my strategy. let's get through today, worry about it when we're there. >>> the wind and rain so powerful in alabama, they uprooted a mercedes dealership's massive billboard. that's the billboard right there. send it crashing into an suv. 50 cars damaged. strong winds flipped some of the cars and downed power lines and debris damaged other cars as well. >>> other stories to talk about this morning. good morning to up. >> thank you, soledad. 2 1/2 hours from now, everything will stop in connecticut and in state
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. they were seen catching a taxicab on michigan avenue and went to the robber's mother's house in the south suburb. last night the f.b.i. made an arrest and we hope to learn more today. back to you. >> allyson: a rope of bed sheets so effective but today. >> steve: he was the judge to the supreme court and sparked an epic battle and changed the politics of picking judicial nominees. robert borks role can't be defined by the failed nomination or water gate. but he should be remembered for a different reason. the dean of the university us. >> steve: his contributions were great to america? >> that's right. rather than just picking up going home and going in isolation after the defeat, he started a new career . he became one of our leading public intellectual and commentary . his book is a classic. so his insight in terms of our culture was very important >> steve: when you were dean and putting together the ave maria law school. scalia said hey, you need somebody big. try to get bork and you asked him four types and he said no, no, no . until he said yes. that made a difference for you. >> yo
nevada all the way to michigan, and they're still cleaning up in the northwest. here's the damage report. >> holy [ bleep ]! >> reporter: a strong storm is being blamed for this 75-foot mudslide that took out a train near seattle. john hill started recording. >> i thought the rest of the rail cars were going to pile up and come through the fence and get me. so i was trying to get out of the car. >> reporter: it's not just mud. the western region of the u.s. has been blanketed with heavy snow, rain and powerful winds that knocked down trees, power lines and created dangerous driving conditions. >> when i got stopped here, it started sliding backwards and i had no control for a little bit of time. >> reporter: at least 16 states have experienced winter warnings and watches so far this week. and as the weather heads east it continues to dump more snow, making holiday skiers and snowboarders happy. >> i'm gearing up for a really good christmas. >> reporter: with that weather moving through, a travel warning to the 93 million people expected to hit the road this holiday. rob and sunny? >> tha
's a different story in the great lakes. it's a winter wonderland anywhere in the state of michigan. it snowed hard last night, northern indiana and much of the state of ohio right now is seeing snow. careful driving, interstate 70 going across the lower portions of the great lakes and the ohio valley. and the winds are gusting, too. we probably have a little bit of blowing and drifting snow in indiana, michigan and ohio. and again, those winds this morning around new york city could get as high as 60 miles per hour. the worst of it coming in the next three hours. so keep that in mind as you're driving on the roads or doing anything outdoors. as far as snowfall goes, over the next 24 to 48 hours, we're going to get lake-effect bands. we're also going to see snow on the backside of this big storm. western new york will get a good coating of snow between three to six inches in most locations. so the forecast over the next three days, today's the worst travel day by far, great lakes and the northeast. thankfully as we go through the weekend, it's a little chilly across the country, but the weathe
at a truck engine plant in michigan said he's willing to give a little but he's not willing to compromise when it comes to higher taxes on the wealthiest americans. notice, though, he did not say he was married to a specific rate. as for house speaker boehner who he met with yesterday at the white house, he said the gop offer remains the same, no rate hikes. however, there were more signs over the weekend that republican unity may be cracking a little bit with a number of lawmakers who want to take the tax issue off the table asap. >> there is a growing group of folks looking at this and realizes we don't have a lot of cards as it relates to the tax issue before year end. we have one house, that's it. the presidency and the senate is in the democrats' hands. a lot of people are putting forth a theory. i actually think it has merit. i actually am beginning to believe that's the best route for us to take. >> what we ought to be working on is the other 93% because even if you do what he wants to do on tax rates, you only affect 7% of the deficit. what we have done is spend ourselves into a h
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